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The Loogabarooga Festival

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Loogabarooga LogoThe Loogabarooga Festival is an annual event for families who love books and illustrated literature.

The event returned in 2018 and took place between October 18 and 23. The festival celebrated 80 years of the iconic comic The Beano and was honoured to host an Exhibition of Comic Art by John Patrick Reynolds at the Charnwood Museum.

Started in 2015 as a celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Book’s, authors and illustrators showcase new and existing children’s books in this interactive and fun-filled festival.

Loughborough has had a long association with children’s literature since the very first Ladybird Book was produced in the town during the First World War. Loogabarooga Festival gives children and adults the opportunity to learn more about story-telling and illustration and see how it’s impacted our local heritage.

The name of the festival comes from how some visitors pronounce Loughborough.

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